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Sinbad

Strathmore
Fri. Dec 13
Beloved comedian and actor Sinbad has been making audiences laugh for more than three decades.

Maz Jobrani

The Kennedy Center
Fri. Jan 31, 2020
Iranian American comedian and actor Maz Jobrani returns to the Kennedy Center.

Emmy Blotnick

AMP by Strathmore
Fri. Nov 22
Emmy Blotnick is a rising star in the comedy world.

Gloria! A Baroque Italian Christmas

Saint Mark's Episcopal Church
Dec. 13 – 18
Folger Consort journeys to Venice for the holiday's with Vivaldi's beloved Gloria in D, RV589.

The Hip Hop Nutcracker

Strathmore
Dec. 17 – 19
Join Maria-Clara and the Nutcracker Prince as they set off for a magical adventure…in modern day New York City.

Mark Morris Dance Group: Pepperland

The Kennedy Center
Thru Nov. 16
New production that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ groundbreaking album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Atlanta Ballet: The Nutcracker

The Kennedy Center
Nov. 27 – Dec. 1
A visually inventive staging set against a fantastical starry night, dominated by oversized storybooks, clocks, and constellations.

My Fair Lady

The Kennedy Center
Dec. 17, 2019 – Jan. 19, 2020
From Lincoln Center Theater comes “a sumptuous new production of the most perfect musical of all time” (Entertainment Weekly)

Step Afrika! Step Xplosion

Strathmore
Sun. Jan 12, 2020
Tracing step’s roots to the African American percussive traditions of patting juba, hambone, ring shout, and tap.

Becoming Jane

National Geographic
Nov. 22, 2019 – Jun. 1, 2020
Explore Dr. Goodall’s early years through iconic images and a multiscreen experience and venture on a 3D exploration of Tanzania’s Gombe Stream National Park where she did her famous behavioral research on chimps.

Dave Koz & Friends

Strathmore
Mon. Dec 9
Koz and special guests bring the cheer like never before, performing fresh renditions of Christmas classics as well as a Hanukkah medley and hits from his catalog.

Washington Performing Arts: Kian Soltani

The Kennedy Center
Wed. Jan 22, 2020
He joins acclaimed pianist Julio Elizalde for a program that ranges from Beethoven’s spirited fifth cello sonata to Arvo Pärt’s mesmerizing Fratres.

Spotlights

1,000 years of Sound and Movement

The Kennedy Center
Tue. Nov 19

NSO Pops: A Holiday Pops! with Leslie Odom, Jr.

The Kennedy Center
Dec. 13 – 14

A Christmas Carol

Ford's Theatre
Nov. 21, 2019 – Jan. 1, 2020

National Philharmonic: Handel's Messiah

Strathmore
Dec. 21 – 22

Judy Chicago—The End: A Meditation on Death and Extinction

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Thru Jan. 20, 2020

WNO: Otello

The Kennedy Center
Sat. Nov 16

National Philharmonic: Handel's Messiah

Strathmore
Dec. 21 – 22

The Second City's Love, Factually

The Kennedy Center
Dec. 3 – 29
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